Spring Arrives With Record Warmth 20 Mar 12

It’s officially spring in Minnesota. The spring equinox, which happened at 12:14am, means the length of the day and night are virtually the same thanks to the sun being positioned directly over the equator of the Earth. With the arrival of spring this year comes record early ice-out dates across the state as well, along with more record high temperatures on Monday after a string of record-setting days. Upper 70s were recorded throughout central and southern Minnesota Monday, with New Ulm setting another record high when the mercury hit 79-degrees. The old record was 67-degrees set in 1976. Highs today (TUE) are forecast to be in the upper 60s or low 70s.